The Wayward Sons of Mother Earth
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The Wayward Sons of Mother Earth

The Wayward Sons of Mother Earth
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Studio album by Skyclad
Released 17 October 1991
Recorded Jacobs Studios, Surrey England
Genre Folk metal, thrash metal
Length 46:47[1]
Label Noise
Producer Skyclad, Kevin Ridley
Skyclad chronology
The Wayward Sons of Mother Earth
(1991)
A Burnt Offering for the Bone Idol
(1992)A Burnt Offering for the Bone Idol1992

The Wayward Sons of Mother Earth is the debut album by British folk metal band Skyclad, and is regarded as one of the first folk metal albums, with the track "The Widdershins Jig" in particular pointing the way for the genre. Front cover artwork is by Garry Sharpe-Young.

Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic3/5 stars[2]

Track listing

  • All lyrics by Martin Walkyier. All music as noted under "Writer(s)". (Published by Dark Wings.)
No.TitleWriter(s)Length
1."The Sky Beneath My Feet"Steve Ramsey5:41
2."Trance Dance (A Dreamtime Walkabout)"Ramsey, Graeme English5:29
3."A Minute's Piece"English1:10
4."The Widdershins Jig"Ramsey3:40
5."Our Dying Island"Ramsey7:07
6."Intro: Pagan Man"Ramsey1:00
7."The Cradle Will Fall"Ramsey6:26
8."Skyclad"Ramsey5:01
9."Moongleam and Meadowsweet"English4:35
10."Terminus"Ramsey6:38

Personnel

Skyclad
Additional musicians
  • Joe "Guido" Caprani - vocals on track 1
  • Dominic Miller - classical guitar lead on track 9
  • Mike Evans - fiddle
  • Rog Patterson - keyboards, piccolo

References

  1. ^ The Wayward Sons of Mother Earth. Encyclopaedia Metallum. Retrieved 31 August 2007.
  2. ^ Eduardo Rivadavia. The Wayward Sons of Mother Earth. Allmusic. Retrieved 10 April 2008.

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